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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R
#1 of 14 Too many owners too soon?
Jun 28, 2006 (6:40 am)
Hey all. I'm considering my first Volvo (a 2004 S60R) but am concerned that I would be buying it from the 3rd owner (a private party). Despite the fact that it has the extended 6yr/100K warranty, and the Carfax is clean, should I be concerned that its changed hands so often in 2.5 years? Any input is appreciated!
#2 of 14 Re: Too many owners too soon? [slerner]
Aug 26, 2006 (11:47 pm)
i am also thinkin about buying a 2004 s60
is there anything i need to look out for
#3 of 14 Re: Too many owners too soon? [slerner]
Nov 26, 2006 (8:14 pm)
If past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior, then you too will jettison this car within a year. Only consider if you uncover a satifactory, credible explanation as to why this car changed hands so often. i.e., Regardless of what car you buy, I'm betting you'll feel better if you're buying from someone whose interest in it lasted longer than a hocky season.
#4 of 14 Re: Too many owners too soon? [slerner]
Dec 07, 2006 (8:47 am)
Check/compare with your insurance company the difference between covering a standard S60 vs. an S60R. One is a so-called near-luxery sport sedan. The other is what Volvo wants you to think of as their version of a race car ala M-Series BMW or S-Series Audi. Also, the previous owners might have opted for something with better gas mileage once they spent a few hundred dollars on the R version.
#5 of 14 Buy Asian!!!!!
Oct 07, 2007 (1:51 am)
Safer, more reliable, better value, better features. Why would you ever consider a volvo???? They are NOT the safest cars on the road. What else do they have going for them? Ford is cutting them lose!!
#8 of 14 2004 S60 2.5 T
Nov 24, 2007 (7:57 am)
Just bought yesterday.The trip computer states at times 90 mpg ,and various outputs.pertaining to instantaneous mpg. What does it mean? Also yesterday recieved a cell call and static was produced out of radio (figured the signals were intefering)?
#9 of 14 Re: 2004 S60 2.5 T [frankctx1]
Nov 24, 2007 (10:42 am)
The display will give you a range of read-outs : instantaneous mpg, average mpg, average speed, miles to empty tank etc etc etc. They are exactly what they say. The average mpg is only a guide and then only over reasonable distances, i.e. not a couple of miles. You can select the read-out you want by rotating the ring on the left-hand stalk, (at least it's on the left in my RHD S60), or you can turrn that bit of the display off if you wish.
Can't comment on the radio/cellphone interference but something isn't shielded. You need to talk to an auto electrician, I think.
#10 of 14 Re: 2004 S60 2.5 T [alltorque]
Nov 24, 2007 (11:03 am)
so..instantaneous is only good for distance? Thanks and also, The trunk release on remote only seems to work from drivers side of car? maybe batterys in remote? thanks again. frank